Hello dear Mind Chi followers!
Thank you Vanda for your fabulous introduction to me Mind Chi Mentor – Jill Whittington – welcome to resilience and welcoming me to the Mind Chi virtual family!
As part of my introduction, I thought I’d start sharing some of my own thoughts on all things Chi and resilience!
As a practicing Mind Chi Mentor for well over a year now, and turning the corner into 2022, I found myself looking back on my Mind Chi journey so far.
Therefore, I thought I’d share my journey, so you can get to know me better. Also to help you get to know YOUR Chi better!
What is the aim of Mind Chi?
As part of my accreditation, I was asked a fundamental question:
- What (in your own words) is the main aim of Mind Chi?
‘To be the best ‘YOU’ day in day out, through utilising your brain and mind as your inbuilt coach to develop resilience, peak performance and a joy for life.’
I find it warmly reassuring that with the benefit of practical hindsight, having now physically coached people in Mind Chi, that this statement still trips off my tongue.
I profoundly know this is what Mind Chi can enable.
The brain has always fascinated me and so I relished the next question!
Exploring the Brain
- What is the difference between the brain and the mind?
The brain and mind work together seamlessly. The brain is the physical element of electrical and chemical functioning.
The mind is the cognitive, perceptive and intellectual element in the mix.
Sheer genius, our brains are a source of unlimited potential and power to transform ourselves. Moreover, the fact that it is largely an untapped resource for many people is astonishing!
Did you know our brains generate about 50,000 thoughts per day?
Disturbingly, estimates are that 70% are negative thoughts.
The following facts stand out for me:
- Attention spans are getting shorter. (In 2000, average attention span was 12 seconds. Now it’s 8 seconds)
- Stress can change the size of your brain (and make it smaller)
- Consistent regular exercisers achieve far superior cognitive performance than those who are sedentary. (In terms of long-term memory, reasoning, attention, problem-solving.)
And finally………..the killer question
- What have you found particularly enlightening about the brain?
And THE killer response:
The fact that one can literally program it by rewiring it through changing our thought patterns which is tangibly reflected in changes of habit.
All of these ‘golly gosh’ facts motivated me to spread the word about a totally inclusive approach to wellbeing across physical, mental, emotional and ‘spiritual’ dimensions utilising the brain as the powerhouse to achieve this.
I’m already witnessing the power of this simple fact not just for myself, but in those whom I coach.
Next time…………………more on the brain, plasticity and what I think Mind Chi is
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